Tech news tagged ‘Mixed Signal’

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Low cost mixed-signal scope gets 500MHz bandwidth

Hameg Instruments is offering a mixed-signal oscilloscope range with up to 500MHz bandwidth.

Launched earlier this year, the HMO3000 series includes six model variants in a bandwidth of 300MHz to 500MHz with 2 or 4 channels.

As well as the analogue channels there are 16 digital channels.

The scopes…

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Move to finfets “not simple”, says design firm

A UK-based design consultancy says that the increasing use of finfet technology will cause new challenges for IC designers looking to benefit from the scaling benefits the new structures offer.

According to Kevin Steptoe, v-p engineering at Sondrel: “At the latest Design Automation Conference in Texas, much of…

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Bi-directional 3MHz dc-dc charges Li-ion and supplies 5V

Aimed at devices that can both be charged from USB, and supply 5V through the same connector for USB on-the-go (OTG), Fairchild has released a bidirectional dc-dc converter.

FAN54015 is a 3MHz synchronous converter, capable of supplying 1.45A to the cell at a programmable float from…

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Silicon Labs DAB/DAB+ chip has audio processing

Silicon Labs has introduced an antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver supporting FM, HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ broadcast standards.

The Si468x receivers support auto-calibrated digital tuning and FM seek functionality based on multiple signal quality and band parameters and provide audio processing features including noise blanking…

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Ofgem approves smart meter code-of-practice

Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out.

“With the roll-out of smart meters getting fully under way next year, it is essential that householders and businesses have confidence that meter installations are done in a fair and professional…

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Swindon Silicon signs sales rep for Europe

Swindon Silicon Systems, the mixed signal Asic designer, has signed with Redtree Solutions as its representative in the EMEA (European, Middle-Eastern and African) markets. The semiconductor supplier sees opportunities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “Germany is the largest single market for our core competence which is sensor interfaces, and…

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Linear has configurable clock IC for power-on reset

Linear Technology has a low frequency clock IC which can be configured for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications.

The LTC6995 combines a programmable oscillator with precision circuitry and logic. The frequency range is set with resistors for a clock period from 1ms to 9.5 hours…

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Plessey regulator has very low dropout current

Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS2292X family of linear regulators with very low dropout (LDO) current.

The LDO family operates from an input voltage as low as 1.7V and as high as 12V.

There are adjustable and fixed voltage output options, ON/OFF control, power good with 500ms delay…

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